What Makes a Donut Breast Lift Unique?

Published on May 18, 2018

A woman’s breasts may begin to sag as a result of the aging process, weight loss, pregnancy, and even genetic factors. This can cause a great deal of dissatisfaction among women who are afflicted with this problem. Fortunately, women can opt for a breast lift (mastopexy) surgery to correct the droopiness in their breasts and restore their natural perky shape.

There are different breast lift techniques available to address specific problems and varying levels of droopiness in the breasts. The right technique can produce the best results with your breast lift surgery. The donut breast lift is the ideal technique for addressing mild droopiness in breasts.

Details About the Donut Breast Lift

The donut breast lift (donut mastopexy) is also known as a peri-areolar lift. The unique thing about the donut breast lift technique is that it only requires incisions around the areola. Other breast lift techniques involve either two or three incisions (a combination of circular, vertical, and/or horizontal incisions) for the purpose of the surgery.

It is ideal for women who require correction for only mild droopiness in their breasts. Even a slight level of sagginess can make most women unhappy with their breasts. With the donut technique, they have an option to choose a surgery that is less invasive than the other breast lift procedures.

It is also the perfect technique if you only require nipple repositioning. If your surgery requirement is to only elevate the nipples then your surgeon may use the donut technique to perform the surgery. If you want to firm up the breasts only moderately then it can be done with the donut procedure.

The donut lift is also useful for women who want to adjust their nipple’s projection. Some women may have breasts with nipples that project more than they may desire. The donut breast lift technique can prove useful in providing relief from this problem.

It can also be used to change or adjust the the size of the areola. Many women can have asymmetrical or enlarged areolas. The donut technique can be ideal for making changes to the areola size or shape.

Donut breast lift results in minimal post-surgical marks. Most often, the marks can be hidden in the natural circumference of the areola.

The Breast Lift Procedure

The donut technique involves an incision right on the areola edge. Your surgeon will make another incision just around the first one. Through the space between these incisions, he can access the breast tissues that need to be adjusted. He will remove excess skin from below these incisions and the remaining skin is tightened and the sutures are placed to close the incisions.

The post-surgical recovery process may require two to three weeks. Your surgeon will recommend post-operative care instructions such as limiting physical activities or applying certain ointments to help facilitate the healing process.

Start With a Consultation

If you are unhappy with the shape of your breasts, a mastopexy procedure may be the helpful solution you’ve been looking for. Contact our office to schedule a consultation with skilled plastic surgeon Dr. James Hardy today. After examining your breasts, he can recommend the right breast lift technique for you.